Shock tactics: bizarre job hunt techniques

On a job hunt, you can easily cross the line between creative and crazy.

Long-time recruiter Doug Downer has witnessed every job search stunt in the book. Some applicants, he says, send out four different or false CVs in the delusional belief that nobody will notice. Others brag about driving fancy cars. Still others come on to the hirer, using flattery, then follow up by suggesting a romantic date, or offering a gift.

When all else fails, an applicant short on discretion but big on ambition may resort to embarrassingly up-front nepotism techniques. Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald…

http://content.mycareer.com.au/advice-research/interview/shock-tactics.aspx

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How to beat psychometric testing

Good news. The job of your dreams has just become available.There’s just one hitch.

Your potential new boss is using psychometric testing to screen candidates and you suspect you’re not quite what they’re looking for.

Perhaps you’re not so good at being a team player or you’re not as outgoing as some people.

Or perhaps you have a fiery temper and are prone to fly off the handle.

Can you beat the test and come across as the model employee you wish you were?

Yes, experts say. Within limits, you can improve how well you perform. Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald…

http://newsletter.mycareer.com.au/graduate/Sept08/grad-update/section/Personal_Best.aspx?s_cid=596371


Blundering on

Think you’re the only one to bungle a recruiter’s question? Think again, writes David Wilson.
My Career asked a crack team of recruitment professionals to share some classic fiascos and explain how each candidate should have acted.
Take a walk through the hall of shame that these stories create. Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald…

 

http://content.mycareer.com.au/advice-research/interview/blundering-on.aspx


Personal Best

With a bit of planning you can get the results you want from pre-employment psychometric tests, writes David Wilson.
Good news. The job of your dreams has just become available.There’s just one hitch.
Your potential new boss is using psychometric testing to screen candidates and you suspect you’re not quite what they’re looking for.

Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald…

13 September 2008 Sydney Morning Herald

http://newsletter.mycareer.com.au/graduate/Sept08/grad-update/section/Personal_Best.aspx?s_cid=596371